Poroshenko's popularity lower than Yanukovych's one
YEREVAN, JANUARY 13, ARMENPRESS. Poroshenko is supported by only 17% of the Ukrainian citizens. Despite signs last year that Ukraine's then-new president was starting to rebuild Ukrainians' trust in their leadership, President Petro Poroshenko is now less popular than his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was before he was ousted. After more than a year in office, 17% of Ukrainians approve of the job that Poroshenko is doing. This approval rating is down sharply from 47% a few months after his election in May 2014. “Armenpress” informs about this citing data published by Gallup International.
Poroshenko's low approval rating largely reflects Ukrainians' disenchantment with their leadership, which many feel has failed to deliver on what protesters demanded when they took to the streets two years ago. Since the Maidan revolution, Ukraine's economy has been in shambles.
Gallup's polls excluded the Donetsk and Luhansk territories, where security continues to be an issue. Poroshenko is not popular in any region of Ukraine. He has the fewest fans in the country's Russian-leaning South and East, where one in 10 or fewer approve of the job he is doing. However, Poroshenko notably also has fewer admirers in the West and South and East than Yanukovych did prior to the revolution.